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Medic injured in 50 ft. fall from bridge

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. when the paramedic was responding to several crashes

WPVI

DELAWARE PARK, Del. —  Police say a paramedic was injured after falling 50 feet from a bridge in Delaware Park, Delaware early Monday morning.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. when the paramedic was responding to several crashes when he fell between the north and southbound divide of the Route 7 Bridge.

Officials say the paramedic was trying to jump over the divide and fell 50 feet onto the creek bed below. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Full story: Paramedic injured, falls 50 ft. from Delaware Bridge

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Gregg Carr Gregg Carr Monday, February 11, 2013 8:53:06 AM Prayers for all. Not sure how wide the "divide" was, but practicing safety first is rule #1. I'm sure his intent was to help others in need, but sadly, he is now in need of help.
Pernell Hammond Pernell Hammond Monday, February 11, 2013 9:05:37 AM Second time in a few months that I have heard of someone doing this! The first one died. People, use common sense, we are not superman. While I pray for this paramedic's speedy recovery, this was a stupid thing to attempt. Remember, it's not our emergency. we are just there to help get those involved out of harm and do it without endangering others or ourselves.
Stacey Hicks-Johnson Stacey Hicks-Johnson Monday, February 11, 2013 9:08:49 AM WHOA!!!!! Thank goodness he is still alive, but I agree with you. The public relies on EMS to be level headed when we're not in these emergencies. I think he'll think twice the next time.
Shawn No Moore Shawn No Moore Monday, February 11, 2013 11:11:31 AM My prayers are with him, but we can be a solution if we become part of the problem. Scene safety first at all times..
Carolyn Watson Carolyn Watson Monday, February 11, 2013 1:14:42 PM My prayers for a full recovery! These people put their lives on the line every day!
John Bacigalupo John Bacigalupo Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:31:40 AM Boy, oh boy. You seem to have this all figured out. Were any of you there? Did you know how wide the gap looked to be? Did you know how/when the circumstances on scene came to the point where he needed to cross over? "maybe he'll think twice next time" WTF? You all seem to be experts on what transpired there. Your comments disgust me, how about just offering support, instead of doing what we all love to do in EMS...Armchair quarterbacking. I wish our brother a speedy recovery, regardless of how this occured.
Cydtheresa Vito Gabor Cydtheresa Vito Gabor Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:10:35 AM I'm glad he survived th fall...Its not everyday that someone falls from a 50-ft and still survives! He is one lucky paramedic! I pray for his safe recovery.
David Lawrence David Lawrence Friday, February 15, 2013 5:26:12 AM Uh, the details of the article are misleading. He did NOT try to do the long jump across an expanse. It was actually two jersey barriers that looked side by side between the north and south lanes. And it was a very small opening. Fat guys wouldn't fall, skinny guys would....there was no jumping. He was trying to scoot across the top because there was no other access to the patients. Who knew it was open in the middle?
David Lawrence David Lawrence Friday, February 15, 2013 5:26:44 AM Also, the fall was 23.8 feet, not 50.

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